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Links O' War: Sunday August 11th, 2013

It's Sunday! That means, it's time for #FOW Sunday Links, like the NY Times Sunday edition but substantially better. This week: Mac being Mac, Tiger fading on moving day, Google Glass won't be a one hit wonder, Q2 earnings, summary, and a lot more!

THE FOW Sunday Edition... Like the NY Times Sunday Edition, but better.
THE FOW Sunday Edition... Like the NY Times Sunday Edition, but better.

Here are your morning links!

TCU SPORTS

TCU Downs Guardsmen Alumni Saturday Night - TCU Horned Frogs Official Athletic Site
Junior Kyan Anderson scored 14 points Saturday night to lead TCU to a 52-42 victory over the Guardsmen Alumni at the Ravens' Nest on the Carleton University campus.

When Gary Patterson's commentary could have applied to Gary Patterson - The Big Mac Blog
Gary is dead on about this. Alas, however, he may want to check the mirror.

TCU’s Gary Patterson enjoys living the tweet life | Dallas-Fort Worth Sports News - Sp...
Technology has always changed the world we live in, even for creatures of habit like middle-aged football coaches.

OTHER SPORTS

PGA Championship: Tiger Woods shoots 73 in 3rd round, 13 strokes off the lead - SBNation.com
It was another rough day for Tiger Woods as he fell further out of contention.

Rays get Juan Uribe on hidden ball trick - SBNation.com
Joe Maddon's team pulled off the majors' first successful hidden ball trick in six years on Saturday afternoon, duping the Dodgers' Juan Uribe in the process.

Clint Dempsey makes Seattle Sounders debut - SBNation.com
The Seattle Sounders newest player made his debut as an injury replacement in the third 33rd minute of Saturday's contest against Toronto FC.

Ken Griffey Jr. inducted into Mariners Hall of Fame - SBNation.com
A sold-out crowd honored the Mariners great at Safeco Field Saturday night.

Jeff Fisher unhappy with Bernie Kosar's comments critical of Rams - SBNation.com
Jeff Fisher was unhappy with some comments Bernie Kosar made about Rams quarterback Kellen Clemens on Thursday.

Nelson Cruz, Jhonny Peralta unlikely to play in postseason, per report - SBNation.com
Neither player is currently working out with their team, and both teams have added replacements through trades.

Jadeveon Clowney injury: South Carolina DE sits out scrimmage with sore shoulder - SBNation.com
Jadeveon Clowney was held out of scrimmage on Saturday due to a sore shoulder.

FINANCE/EARNINGS/CORPORATE

Taking stock of S&P earnings
Michael K. Farr argues that accounting gimmickry is no substitute for real earnings growth.

Priceline revenue jumps amid a spike in bookings
Priceline reported a sharp jump in revenue as bookings spiked 38 percent. Shares rose after-hours.

Investors plug back in after Tesla earnings surprise
The strong numbers could leave egg on the faces of skeptical analysts, some of whom had issued sharply negative reports.

Earnings preview: What to look for from Wal-Mart, Macy's
Several big retailers will do so in the coming weeks. Here's what to watch for.

Stocks: How many is too many?
Can you own too many stocks?

Tumblr founder to get $81 million to remain at Yahoo
Tumblr founder David Karp will receive a $81 million payment as part of Yahoo's acquisition of his blogging service.

BlackBerry open to going private, sources say
BlackBerry is warming up to the possibility of going private, as the smartphone maker battles to revive its fortunes.

Facebook surfing pays off for some investors
Nabil Elsheshai jokes about wasting time on Facebook, but his surfing has paid off.

T-Mobile owner hails ‘massive’ US turnaround
Shares in Deutsche Telekom shot up after the company grew its customer base in the U.S. - where it owns T-Mobile – substantially more than expected.

What to do when you win the lottery
Record lottery payouts are rewriting the financial wisdom about how the winners can best handle their good fortune.

Recluse's gold fortune heads to auction
The final treasures of a quiet man who collected a fortune in gold coins will be auctioned off Tuesday in Nevada.

Top 10 Turnaround Towns for 2013
Some hard-hit areas are seeing such a strong housing comeback, people are uttering the "B" word—bubble. Here are the winners.

What you need to know if Fannie and Freddie go away
The debate is heating up over whether to get rid of Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae. Here's what that would mean.

TECH/GEEK/NERD/WEIRD/ETC.

Apple to show new iPhone at September 10th event, reports All Things D | The Verge
Apple hasn't officially signaled when it'll be showing the next-generation iPhone, but All Things D reports today that the company will be calling the media together on September 10th — a month...

The paintings in this gallery aren't real | The Verge
High-stakes art forgery is a nefarious deed so lucrative, the FBI has a special unit — the Art Crime Team — tasked with cracking down on it. Over the years, the Bureau has assembled a...

Elysium offers the dead a one-way trip to space and an app to track their final journey | The Verge
What better way to say goodbye to your loved ones than to blast their remains into space, where they orbit the planet before re-entering the atmosphere, burning up as a fiery shooting star? Space...

'Star Wars' fans left wanting after 'Episode VII' no-show at D23 | The Verge
It was Friday morning in Anaheim, California, and Disney CEO Bob Iger had just kicked off the company’s biennial fan festival: D23 Expo. "Now I know both from my own instinct, and from the...

How an Oklahoma weatherman became larger than the tornadoes he tracked | The Verge
Oklahoma's no stranger to tornadoes. And for over forty years, Gary England has served as chief meteorologist for Oklahoma City's local CBS affiliate, KWTV. The position is an incredibly important...

Watch this: 'Def Con: The Documentary' covers two decades of a giant hacker meetup | The Verge
Jason Scott, the well-known digital archivist with archive.org who has previously produced a documentary on bulletin board systems, has turned his attention to Def Con — the Vegas convention that...

Watch this: the Perseid meteor shower offers up August fireworks | The Verge
Do you like space? Heavenly bodies? Bright flashes of light streaking through the night sky? Well, you're in luck: the annual Perseid meteor shower will be at its most dazzling on Sunday and...